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The Hermitage, TN


The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson is a museum and one of the best preserved presidential homes in the United States.

The Hermitage History

Land speculation was at its height when Andrew Jackson arrived in Nashville in 1788.

The young lawyer acquired the land that would become The Hermitage, but it would be another thirty-one years before he had enough money to build on it.

Construction began on The Hermitage in 1817 and lasted for fifteen years. Many of the fine touches that grace The Hermitage came from the suggestions of Jackson's wife, Rachel, who never lived to enjoy them.

Rachel died in 1829, just before Jackson's inauguration. Jackson returned to The Hermitage in 1837 and lived there until his death, eight years later.

He and Rachel are buried side by side in the garden. The house was acquired as an historic monument shortly after his death and is filled with original pieces and appears much as he left it.

The Hermitage Visitor Information

Opening Hours:

Open daily, 9am to 5pm. Closed third week of January, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.


$10 for adults, $9.00 for seniors (age 62+), $9.00 for students (13-18), $5.00 for children (6-12) and free under age 6. Admission is free on January 8.

The Hermitage Tours:

Historically costumed interpreters take visitors on guided tours of the mansion. Seasonal tours of the grounds are also offered.

The Hermitage Photos

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Portrait of Andrew Jackson
The Hermitage
The Hermitage facade

The Hermitage Map&Location

The Hermitage Address: Interstate 40, exit 221, 12 miles east downtown of Nashville.

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